Hey There Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Suki Teas – Tea Subscription Box. The team over at Suki Tea very kindly gifted me their March Tea Subscription box to try out and honestly they couldn’t have put together a more me box for this month so I’m really happy that they were kind enough to send me one over to try. The box for much includes 2 Earl Grey blends, a Fruity tisane and a Green Tea.
So far in 2020 I’ve tried quite a few tea subscription boxes and I’ve honestly loved trying them all out, its been interesting to slowly find out my tea subscription preferences over a few months especially since what was my favourite tea subscription box isn’t around anymore. With everything going on at the moment tea subscription are a god send because it means you don’t have to go out of the house for new tea and risk getting ill!
Here’s what Suki Tea themselves have to say about their tea subscription over on their website: Each month you could unbox four 20g packs of tea, expertly chosen by our Suki tasting experts. (This is enough tea for 40 cups!). You’ll also get tea info cards and recipe recommendations. Your little box full of expertly blended tea will arrive directly to your door, every month. We can’t think of a better, stress-free way to discover teas from our ever-growing range of black, green, herbal, white and oolong tea.
Just like my other subscription box reviews I’ll be giving each tea in this box it’s own rating and then at the end of the post I’ll also give the box an overall rating as well. I’ve found this is the best way to do my subscription box reviews, just in case you don’t want to buy a subscription box and you just want to buy one of the teas instead.
Tea & Tisane Tasting Notes
Darling Grey (Black Tea) | You all know that I’ve always been a huge Earl Grey fan, but you’ll also know that my favourite Earl Grey blends to drink right now are Earl Greys with a twist so when I saw this citrus packed Earl Grey had been included in the box I was so excited to try it and for that reason I had to make it the first tea I tried in this box. The added lemon just lifts this classic blend to a whole new level and as someone who loves to add a little to their Earl Grey most of the time, this blend is perfect because its already in there and I don’t have to add it in myself. The base is strong and robust and its also very smooth, the bergamot is a just the right strength and pairs perfectly with the lemon. I have not tried this blend on its own as is and I also tired it with half a teaspoon of added honey, because I simply don’t think this blend would be as well balanced with the addition of milk, it just doesn’t need it. Its delicious on its own but I think the addition of the honey just rounds it all of perfectly. This is one I would repurchase over and over again for as long as Suki Tea make and sell it. OTR: 5/5
Cherry Sencha (Green Tea) | The Sencha base for this blend is light, bright, vegetal and smooth and was the perfect choice for a blend like this. Because green tea and cherry I have found pair perfectly together. When used in tea cherries have such a light flavour and a very subtle sweetness and the use of anything other than a green tea for a base would completely overpower that. My sample didn’t have a lot of dried cherry in it so it was very low on the cherry when I steep it, thought it was still slightly present which I’m glad about. I’m sure if my sample had, contained more dried cherry pieces in it they note would have been much stronger and this blend would have been a show stopper for me. I still really enjoy drinking it though its the perfect tea to have as your last caffeinated drink of the day as the day is starting to wind down. OTR: 4.95/5 | Had my sample had more cherry pieces I would have given it a 5/5.
Earl Grey Blue Flower (Black Tea) | I wasn’t sure aside from the lemon how different this blend was going to be from the other Earl Grey in this box but it was in a few ways. The obvious being the lemon but other than that the base of this blend seemed to be a bit stronger than the Darkling Grey. I think it was because of the use of the East African Black Tea in this blend it was just much more malty and stronger than black tea base used in the other blend but I’m glad that it was. The bergamot was strong enough for me but not over powering like a lot of Earl Grey blends I’ve tried recently. Unlike the other Earl Grey blend in this box this one is prefect taken with milk and a teaspoon of honey. I think I’ll use all of what I have left to make latte as I do think a latte made with this blend would be a great way to start the day. It was ever so slightly drying towards the end of the cup when I had it on it’s own but other than that it was delicious the dryness was completely taken away with the addition of milk and honey though. OTR: 5/5
Goji Berry & Pomegranate (Tisane) | As you all know I can’t really stomach hot fruity notes so I used all of my sample of this blend to make a bit picture and I’m very glad I did. The apple, orange and the pineapple were the stand out notes in this blend which honestly made for such a refreshing treat during the afternoon. Normally blends like this use hibiscus as a base and I was so glad to see that this blend had no hibiscus in it at all because it would have made it hard to drink for me. Instead this blend was light, fruity and naturally quite sweet. The goji berry added a subtle sharpness to this blend that it definitely needed to cut through that natural sweetness. Sadly I couldn’t pick out the pomegranate or the elderflower but that didn’t affect my enjoyment of this blend at all. This blend will be perfect for spring/summer and will make for such a refreshing drink during the hotter months. I’ll definitely repurchase some more of this blend to have iced because I love the fact that it’s a fruity blend that doesn’t fall back on hibiscus. OTR: 5/5
Overall Teacup Rating (For The Box): 4.99/5 | The reason I gave this box a 4.99/5 score rather than 5/5 is because Ideally I would have liked something other than 2 Earl Grey so there was just a little bit more variety in this box. I did enjoy all of the teas in this box but I would have rather had something other than double Earl Grey.
If you want to find out more about Suki Tea or purchase this tea subscription for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley
*The teas & tisanes featured in this post was gifted to me for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own and have not been paid for*